Zingerman' Co-founder Honored With 'Champions Of Change' Award
The White House today will honor Paul Saginaw at a ceremony in Washington. he is among those being recognized with a 'Champions of Change' award.
Saginaw is co-founder of the Zingerman's community of businesses. During a visit to Ann Arbor in April, President Barack Obama praised Saginaw for paying his restaurant workers above minimum wage.
A nationally-recognized local brewer of organic tea and beer has signed a letter of intent to move into the Thompson Block in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.
Unity Vibration currently operates out of a facility on Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti Township.
Early plans call for a kitchen and tasting room in the Thompson Block.
Draft Magazine named one of Unity Vibration's beers as one of the 25 best of 2013.
Zingerman's and Espresso Royale have also signed letters of intent to move into the Thompson Block.
Zingerman's could be coming to Ypsilanti.
Thompson Block partner Tyler Weston says Zingerman's has signed a letter of intent to occupy retail space in the renovated building, as has Espresso Royale.
"We're really excited to have both of these amazing local entrepreneurs in our building," Weston says, noting that a letter of intent is just the first step.
"It's non-binding, but we're hoping to work together with them to make them a great space in our building and bring them lots of business."